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SC 2022 UP1: Seamless casing
Notice of normal value review


The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has today initiated a normal value review to update all normal values, export prices and amounts of subsidy applicable to certain seamless casing exported to Canada from China by JingJiang Special Steel Co., Ltd.

The review follows a request for re-determination filed by an importer and is part of the CBSA’s enforcement of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal’s (CITT) order issued on November 28, 2018, respecting the dumping of certain seamless casing from the China, in accordance with the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA).

The product definition of the goods subject to the CITT’s order and additional product information are contained in Appendix 1 (subject goods).

Should the exporter decide to participate in the review, it is required to provide complete and accurate responses to the CBSA’s Dumping and Subsidy Requests for Information (RFIs) by March 7, 2022. The exporter will be considered cooperative if the requested information is complete, submitted on time and the exporter permits verification of the data. If the exporter does not provide complete responses to the RFIs by the deadline date, normal values will be determined by advancing the export price of the goods by 91.0% and countervailing duty will be assessed at 3,381 Chinese Renminbi per metric tonne, pursuant to a ministerial specification.

A schedule for this normal value review is available. The CBSA will close the record for this review at any time during the proceeding, without advance notice, once it has been determined that sufficient information has been received to make a decision. Therefore, interested parties are encouraged to provide any and all information that they feel is relevant to this review to the CBSA as early as possible. The CBSA will update the website to announce that the record has been closed. Interested parties will have seven days from the close of the record to file case arguments concerning the review and 14 days from the close of the record to file reply submissions in respect of the case arguments.

The normal values, export prices and amounts of subsidy determined as a result of this review will be applied to settle the requests for re-determination on hand and may be applied to any requests for re-determination of importations of subject goods that have not been processed. The normal values, export prices and amounts of subsidy determined for the exporter will also be effective for subject goods released from the CBSA on or after the date of the conclusion of the review.

Where applicable, the normal values, export prices and amounts of subsidy determined as a result of this review may be applied retroactively. Exporters with normal values are required to promptly inform the CBSA in writing of changes to domestic prices, costs, market conditions or terms of sale associated with the production and sales of the goods. All parties are cautioned that where there are increases in domestic prices, and/or costs as noted above, the export price for sales to Canada should be increased accordingly to ensure that any sale made to Canada is not only above the normal value but at or above selling prices and full costs and profit of the goods in the exporter’s domestic market. If exporters did not properly notify the CBSA of any such changes, did not adjust export prices accordingly, or did not provide the information required to make any necessary adjustments to normal values and export prices, retroactive assessments of anti-dumping duty may be warranted. Please refer to the CBSA’s re-investigation and normal value review policy (Memorandum D14-1-8) for details.

Any questions concerning the above should be directed to:


Appendix 1—Product definition

Subject goods definition

“Seamless carbon or alloy steel oil and gas well casing, whether plain end, beveled, threaded or threaded and coupled, heat-treated or non-heat-treated, meeting American Petroleum Institute (API) specification 5CT, with an outside diameter not exceeding 11.75 inches (298.5 mm), in all grades, including proprietary grades, originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China.”

Additional product information

Seamless casing falls within a category of products commonly referred to as Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG), which includes drill pipe, casing and tubing. OCTG are used in the drilling of oil and gas wells and in the conveyance of these products to the surface. Casing is used to prevent the walls of the bored hole from collapsing, both during drilling and after the well has been completed.

Casing must be able to withstand outside pressure and internal yield pressures within the well. It must also have sufficient joint strength to hold its own weight and must be equipped with threads sufficiently tight to contain the well pressure where lengths are jointed. Various factors limit the total amount of open hole that can be drilled at any one time, and it may be necessary to set more than one string of casing concentrically for certain portions of well depth.

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